“Great job!”

Musicians often hear compliments about a performance: “Great job! That sounded great!”

It’s wonderful to hear but I think sometimes we drown it out in the waves of insecurity and worry that engulf us as performers: “Am I doing the right thing being a musician?”

What I think musicians need to hear is this: “Thank you so much for doing what you do. The world is a better place because you put music into the world.”

Perhaps that is what we should tell musicians who mean so much to us. Consistent and excellent performance is a great goal. But mattering to the world because of your music…

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